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  •  This comment is so right on (1+ / 0-)
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    StellaRay

    It is nearly impossible for the average citizen to become well informed by the media.  While FOX serves as the propaganda arm of the right wing, the rest of the MSM has abdicated their responsiblity to give people the facts.  Instead, talking points and opinions are fed to us as news.

    From Viet Nam to Iraq, they became cheer leaders instead of reporters, bloviators of the beltway instead of seekers of truth.
    Not to mention the criminal adhesion they've given to the deficit hawk's line of reasoning and policy suggestion, despite how many historical precedents tell you it's just wrong headed in every way.

    Perhaps it has always been so, but it sure ain't just FOX. To this day the media as a whole refers to "mistakes" made regarding Iraq, rather than calling it for what it was---a conscious decision to lie and manipulate America into a needless war.

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 02:39:07 PM PDT

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    •  I apologize for the double post (2+ / 0-)
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      StellaRay, teacherken

      When my first post did not show up, I refreshed trying to figure out where it went.  When it still did not show up, I tried to replicate it.  After posting the second post, both showed up.  This is the first time I have ever had this happen.  It is weird.

      "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

      by gulfgal98 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 02:42:10 PM PDT

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      •  Been there. (1+ / 0-)
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        Sometimes it seems no way has your comment posted. But all it takes is for you to post it again for the first one to show up.  It's what I like to call "the perverted justice of the universe."

        Oh well, I figure, double post, double rec. And you really can't say this enough:

        While FOX serves as the propaganda arm of the right wing, the rest of the MSM has abdicated their responsiblity to give people the facts.  Instead, talking points and opinions are fed to us as news.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 08:49:41 PM PDT

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